Overcoming Diabetes with Yoga

Diabetes is a serious issue to be addressed in our society. Especially as we are seeing drastic increases in the number of people developing...

The Astika School of Thought – Nyaya School

Leading Human Beings to Ultimate Reality Ancient India was clear about the goal of life - to end suffering and experience liberation when living (Jeevan...

Durga Puja – A Hesternal Revisit

An Exordium on Durga Puja ‘Durga Puja’ meaning ‘worship of Durga,’ also called Durgotsav in Bengali, (meaning festival of Durga Puja) is an annual celebration...

The happening of Kurma Avatar

The Ten Avatar (Dasavatar) of Lord Vishnu are: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Kurma Avatar is the 2nd...

Mysuru Dasara, Yeshtondu Sundara – The Royal Face of Navratri

In all parts of the country, Dasara is celebrated as a community based festival where groups or mandals, furiously compete with each other to...

Jai Santoshi Ma Worship in India

The Deification of Santoshi Ma Santoshi Ma is a Goddess of recent origin in the Hindu religion. She was formally apotheosized in the 1960s after...

Janmashtami – Birth of A Purnavatar

The celebration of Krishna’s birth is one of the largest Hindu festivals in the world, celebrated by nearly 930 million people worldwide. Popularly known as...

A Tale of Two Navratri – Celebrating the Cosmic Mother

The Cosmic Mother is worshipped not once as is commonly believed, but as many as 5 times during the course of a year, in...

Understanding the Fierce Cosmic Mother, Kali

Who is this terrible woman, Dark as the sky in midnight? Who is this woman, Dancing over the field of battle, like a blue lotus that floats, on a...

Jataka Tales – The Monkeys and the Ogre (Nalapana-Jataka)

There once was a water-ogre living in a lake within a thick forest.  This particular water-ogre would hide in the lake and would attack...
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